Chips/Fries/Starch

Kettle Foods to invest £2.7M in facility upgrades

Kettle Foods is to invest in Norwich siteKettle Foods, the crisp manufacturer, is to invest £2.7m at its Norwich site in the UK to develop a new potato intake building. The new project will see the relocation and upgrade of Kettle Foods’ entire potato reception process to a new building on spare land adjacent to the existing factory. This will mean that there will be almost no interruption to current manufacturing, the company said. The project will see the introduction of a new intake and grading building that includes a bulk trailer bay suitable for housing eight articulated potato trailers. New potato grading equipment will be installed to remove soil, stones and small potatoes, along with a barrel washing machine that cleans the potatoes delivered to site. Sampling and lab services will be conducted in the new building by a team from the Kettle Growers Group. This is the biggest investment since the site was expanded in 2011. The company has been processing potatoes in Norwich for 30 years and for 25 years at the current site in Bowthorpe. Read more